Twitter names Vinay Prakash as its Resident Grievance Officer for India
New Delhi: The microblogging platform Twitter has named Vinay Prakash as its Resident Grievance Officer for India.
Last week, Twitter told Delhi High Court to offer employment to a qualified candidate to fill the Chief Compliance Officer position within eight weeks.
In June, the government had given one last chance to Twitter to comply with the new IT rules. The microblogging platform had not made immediate appointments of key personnel, mandated under the new guidelines that came into effect on May 26.
The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 has been framed in exercise of powers under section 87 (2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and in supersession of the earlier Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2011.
Under the new rules, mandatory for platforms such as WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram to identify "originator" of "unlawful" messages. Also, social media networks are required to take down such messages within a specific time frame, set up grievance redressal mechanisms and assist the government agencies in the investigation.